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  1. blastframe


    Looks great! Wish I could go!
  2. Thank you all for your replies. @Rectro Thank you for the tips. I need to check out Unfold3D. I used to use UVLayout, which was good, but the installation process was surprisingly brutal. Best wishes for your character rigging and Xpresso studies! @kangddan, that is beautiful and inspiring work. @everfresh, you made some good points: particularly with regards to the C4D animator niche. When a motion graphics client needs a character animated and their studio has only C4D licenses, this does seem like a great opportunity.
  3. Hello, Currently I'm making an animated music video with 3D characters. I chose to use C4D. I'm coming from the motion graphics world and have grown very comfortable with it. I also have a lot of experience with character animation in Maya though, so I'm not sure I made the right choice. Here are the strengths I see in Cinema 4D for my needs: Character Object for rapid rigging Better Octane implementation Arguably more stable (though I'm getting a lot of plug-in related crashes) C-Motion for walk cycles The Interaction Tag enables an intuitive way to interact with rigs The Pose Morph tag is incredibly powerful and easier than working with Blend Shapes in Maya (in my opinion) I prefer the Weight Manager to Maya's Paint Skin Weights I'm missing these things about Maya: GPU-accelerated Viewport (bound rigs seem sooo much faster in Maya) More community animation tools (aTools, poseLibrary, bhGhost) Industry standard for finding other animators if need be Better UV editing More online education I wanted to ask you all what keeps you animating with C4D? I think maybe I don't have the production experience/wisdom yet to understand if I made the right choice. Thanks.
  4. Hello, Is there a way to change the default script for the Script Manager? I'm tired of being welcomed to the world of Python Thanks! import c4d from c4d import gui #Welcome to the world of Python def main(): gui.MessageDialog('Hello World!') if __name__=='__main__': main()
  5. blastframe

    Cubic Spline Not Distort All Points?

    Bret! Man, your Character templates, weighting tutorials, and scripts have been crucial in getting me off the ground in my project. Honestly, I don't know how anyone would do Character Animation in Cinema 4D without your work to guide them. Thank you! And I found the exact same thing with the B-Splines. That's what I'm using.
  6. Hello, How may I use SplineHelp's GetTangent method in Python to set the rotation of objects at a point on the spline, please? The objects are distributed with GetPosition, but I cannot get them to rotate tangentially when the spline's points are moved. Any help would be terrific. Thank you!
  7. Hello, I am trying to mirror the weights from the left side of my rig to the right. I don't understand what I'm doing wrong with the Weight Manager: sometimes the Mirror + to - function works and sometimes it doesn't. This is what the manual says: Select all the joints to mirror before applying the command, the tool will try to mirror all the joint weights at once. Besides that, I've also tried: Setting Auto-Normalize to On and Off Increasing my Point Method Distance to a Tolerance of '0.1 cm' double-checking that my joints have the correct naming conventions and that Pass 1 is set to "Name" switching to polygon mode and selecting specific faces Can any of you offer any help for getting consistent results with the Weight Manager? Thank you!
  8. Hello, I am trying to use a Spline with the Type set to Cubic to deform my mesh and adjusting one point affects the entire Spline. This causes a part of my mesh to dip down. Cinema 4D Cubic When I do this in Maya using a Cubic NURBS Curve's Control Vertex (instead of a Point), the curve has a falloff and the interpolation stops at the Curve's midpoint. Maya Cubic - Control Vertex Edited Is there a way to get this behavior in Cinema 4D? It is MUCH preferred for my rig. Thank you!
  9. blastframe

    Resetting Pose Morph Vertices

    I don't know how I missed that. Thank you, Dan!
  10. Hello, I am curious: is there a way to reset vertices in a Pose Morph Pose back to the Base Pose? I tried Copy > Replace, but it copies all the vertices, not just the selected ones. Thank you.
  11. blastframe

    Which constraint performs best?

    Thanks, Vozzz. That's good insight.
  12. blastframe

    Saving Poses for the Character Object

    Cheers, Dan! This is so helpful!
  13. Hello, I am wondering if there's any way to save poses with the Character Object. In Maya, there is Studio Library and I'm seeking something similar. Thank you!
  14. Hi, I was curious if anyone knows which Constraint tag has the best performance, particularly between the PSR and Parent Constraint Tags. Is there a preferred solution for speed? Thanks!
  15. blastframe

    Selecting Components in Weight Painting

    You're so right. I just found this one: https://www.cineversity.com/vidplaytut/siggraph_2015_rewind_bret_bays_weighting_workflows_for_cinema_4d_character There's so little training for Cinema 4D weighting. His tutorials are a Godsend.